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MACHINE TOOL

DIPLOMA: Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Machine Tool

To provide students with skills to perform basic machine tool operations and prepare them for career opportunities as machinists, tool and die makers, and manufacturing technicians.

The Machine Tool diploma is a three semester program designed to prepare students for gainful employment in the area of precision machining. The course objectives include learning safe work habits, metallurgy, precision measurement, and the set up and operation of machine tools that cut and shape metal. Lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, and grinders are some of the equipment used in the Machine Tool curriculum. Machine Tool graduates can become employed as a machinist, instrument maker, and CNC Operator.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
3 0 3

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General 3 0 3
9 0 9

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 111 Machine Tool Theory and Practice I 1 12 5
MTT 112 Machine Tool Theory and Practice II 1 12 5
MTT 113 Machine Tool Theory and Practice III 1 12 5
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 2 3 3
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
11 39 24

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 141 Metals & Heat Treatment 3 0 3
MTT 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 1 3 2
4 3 5
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  41

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 111 Machine Tool Theory and Practice I 1 12 5
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 2 3 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
MTT 112 Machine Tool Theory and Practice II 1 12 5
MTT 141 Metals & Heat Treatment 3 0 3
MTT 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 1 3 2
8 15 13

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 113 Machine Tool Theory and Practice III 1 12 5
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General 3 0 3
10 12 14
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  41

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Shawn Reed

Waiting List: No

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